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Ahuena Heiau

Behind the King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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US$100.96*
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Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
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US$137.63*
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Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
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An ancient temple.
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Behind the King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were could not get close to this sacred attraction. Only able to take pictures from the beach. This is disappointing.

Thank Debrobbins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect historical spot next to our hotel. A nice welcome surprise to visit and find out a little history.

Thank 132Karen132
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This historical site is nearby the King Kamehameha hotel (which is by all means ok, but not at all Hawaiian luxury). I recommend this site for anyone looking to get to know the real Big Island, beyond the commercial Maui experience.

Thank Jaya_Bop
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great little piece of Hawaiian history. I like that their signage is clearly marked and tells much of the history and significance. Take a look.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 23 April 2017

When we arrived at Kona, we were surprised to find this small historical site, we had been there for a submarine trip and glass bottom boat trip. It is definitely worth walking the very short distance from the pier, some lovely photo opportunities of course,...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Be sure to visit Ahuena Heiau but be sure to understand the importance it has in Hawaiian history. Great photo opportunity.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The building and island are kapu, but are in a lovely setting. It also provides a backdrop for the hotel's luau which I am told is quite good.

Thank kwetherholt8277
Reviewed 6 March 2017

As you enjoy the beach at the King Kamehameha Hotel, take a stroll through the adjacent Ahuena Heiau, a local Hawaiian temple and historical site. The Heiau was built by King Kamehameha in the early 1800's and is a place for higher humanitarian blessings (no...More

Thank jmU8581PI
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Few of the original, historically significant Hawaiian buildings and sites have been preserved. Ahuena Heiau is one of those, and is easy to access from"downtown" Kona. It's a "don't miss it" opportunity!

Thank rsr200
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice rendition of ancient Hawaiian history right behind the Courtyard Hotel in Kailua-Kona. Easy to get to but it is roped off from getting too close. A nice beach nearby for swimming in the heart of Kailua-Kona. A quick stop is all you need to...More

Thank Derbylover
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